Irish intersectional feminist five piece M(h)aol have announced their debut album 'Attachment Styles'
Following the release of their debut EP 'Gender Studies', the band hit the ground running in 2022. Gaining a reputation as one of the most sought after live bands of the summer, M(h)aol performed at Primavera, Green Man, Latitude, and End of the Road, toured Europe with Gilla Band and Shellac, and more.
Gracing the cover of Spotify’s Hot New Bands multiple times, and based between Dublin, London, and Bristol, M(h)aol (pronounced male) are formed of Róisín Nic Ghearailt (She/Her), Constance Keane (She/Her), Jamie Hyland (She/Her), Zoë Greenway (She/Her), and Sean Nolan (He/Him).
Today the 5-piece announce their debut album Attachment Styles out 3rd February 2023 via TULLE Collective.
‘Attachment Styles’ is a record about social connection, queerness and healing. When Róisín was writing the lyrics, she used the theory of attachment styles as an overarching theme which is a theory that looks at the impact our inter-familial relationships and society have on how we relate to one another.
With the album, the listener goes on a journey of healing. We start with 'Asking For It', a song that deals with one of the worst things that can happen to someone, then we travel through various stages of self-acceptance and community building with the triumphant ‘Period Sex’. Bassist Jamie produced, mixed, and mastered the album where she wanted to capture the live element, meaning it was recorded in one small room with no headphones, minimal drum mics, and only a PA for vocals.
Praise for M(h)aol:
“A vital piece of feminist work, set to staggeringly good punk noise.” - Gigwise 10/10
“This is a tune lifted from a debut EP…. Dealing with the issue of misogyny and male violence against
women.” - BBC6 Music, Mary Anne Hobbs
“Clocking in at a brief 1:50, it packs a brief but muscular punch.” - Hot Press
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“Gritty post-punk with both an important political consciousness and a sense of fun.” - NME 100
“Gender Studies is a crystal-clear mission statement from another very exciting band out of Ireland” - So Young
"Irish feminist punks M(h)aol are led by vocalist Róisín Nic Ghearailt, who tackles issues including gender,
sexuality and the nationalisation of Welsh railways with humour and compassion.” - The Independent (Green Man Review) ★★★★★
- Transparent Turquoise Vinyl *
- Lyric booklet with photos of album recording *
- Booklet signed & numbered by the band *
- Limited pressing of 400 *
*EXCLUSIVE to Dinked Edition